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P3 Digest: April 18, 2017

Bureau of Reclamation Exploring P3 Opportunities

The Bureau of Reclamation — an agency within the U.S. Department of the Interior — is interested in exploring ways to use P3s to meet its pressing infrastructure needs. To this end, the bureau is expected to issue a request for information (RFI) this month to discuss ways the agency can work with the private sector to identify alternative finance and delivery models. In conjunction with the RFI’s release, the bureau will also hold a Water Infrastructure and Alternative Financing Forum on May 9 in Denver. For more information, send an email message to ReclamationP3@usbr.gov or call Kendra Russell at 202-513-0578.

NCPPP Meeting Will Explore How Feds Can Support Use of P3s to Improve National Infra

NCPPP will mark Infrastructure Week by leading a discussion of how P3s may be used during the current administration to revitalize U.S. infrastructure. “Reality Check: Can P3s Solve All of Our Infrastructure Woes?” will be held May 15 in Washington, D.C. from 12:30 to 4:15 p.m. NCPPP’s white paper, “Enabling Infrastructure Investment: Leveling the Playing Field for Federal Real Property,” will also be discussed. This paper, which was developed in collaboration with the Urban Land Institute, covers the use of P3s for federal real estate development and how P3s can help the federal government reform its real estate portfolio. For more information, visit NCPPP’s website. We will be posting regular updates as speakers are confirmed.

NCPPP Announces Spring, Summer P3Bootcamps

NCPPP’s next P3Bootcamp training course will be held in Philadelphia on May 2-3 and again on Aug. 8-9 in Denver. This course is designed for newcomers to the P3 field and seasoned professionals who are looking for the latest take on critical issues. Each P3Bootcamp is an intensive day-and-a-half event that will teach public- and private-sector leaders how partnerships work and proven strategies for assembling successful projects.

The top five lessons you’ll take away from P3Bootcamp are:

  • How P3s present an innovative model for project delivery and financing
  • Ways to develop local champions to support your project
  • How to develop and run a transparent procurement process
  • Which elements are critical to any partnership agreement
  • How to identify and allocate risk.

Attendees also will gain insights from industry experts on current and emerging trends in business and government that can affect P3 projects. For more information and to register, visit NCPPP’s website.

DC’s P3 Office to Discuss Projects at ABA Meeting

District of Columbia Office of Public-Private Partnerships (OP3) Director Seth Miller Gabriel and Deputy Director and Counsel Judah Gluckman will be featured speakers at the April meeting of the American Bar Association’s Public Contract Law Section. They will discuss OP3’s initial activities, its recently completed solicitation for business, financial and legal advisors, and the office’s future activities. The meeting will be held April 20 at noon at Covington &Burling LLP, One CityCenter, 850 Tenth St., N.W in Washington, D.C. Lunch is available for $10. Anyone who cannot attend in person can participate by phone at 1-866-798-7071; conference code 14967427. RSVP to Justin Ganderson at JGanderson@cov.com or Laura Abendroth at LAbendroth@cov.com. More information about OP3 is available on its website,

PA Community Issues RFI for Sewer System Project

The borough of East Stroudsburg, Pa., has issued a request for information from firms to buy, sell, lease or operate its sewer system. The borough seeks responses from firms or teams that are qualified to maintain or enhance the system’s operational performance, address the system’s long-term capital renewal requirements and maximize the system’s value to the borough and customers. The RFI is available on the borough’s website,

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